On a pilot basis, the Puducherry Education Department has introduced a digital quality education programme to benefit 200 students of Government Tiruvalluvar Higher Secondary School in Ambagarathur near Karaikal.  This is the first of its kind in the district.

Under the programme known as ‘Nidara digital quality education initiative’, each of 70 students of Class VIII and 130 students of Standard IX, will operate their computer and access the special server for learning their subjects — mathematics, science, so on and so forth.

The programme has been sponsored by Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) Cauvery Asset at an expenditure of Rs. 17 lakh under its Corporate Social Responsibility.

The school was chosen based on its rural and remote location.

V. Narayanasamy, Chief Minister of Puducherry, inaugurated the laboratory at the school on Wednesday and appealed to students to make the most of the initiative.

The Public Works Department had built the laboratory at the school.

The Union Territory government had allotted Rs. 20 crore for providing additional basic infrastructure.

Source: The Hindu